Bristol Ramblers

You can download our walks programme in pdf format below. The programme is usually prepared three times a year for the next four months. Check on the right for any walk updates. 

Scroll down to see programme key, meeting places and walk grades. 

Later in the year details of evening walks in May will be available.

At this time an updated version of the downloadable programme for May 2019 will be added.

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  November   November  November  November  November  November
  December   December  December  December  December  December


Key to the Programme:

  • 0900 - Departure time (2400 hours).
  • 12 miles - Length of walk
  • OS - Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger series map
  • Exp - OS 1:25,000 Explorer series
  • ExpOL - OS 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure
  • @ - Grid reference: Unless given the prefix is ST
  • CP - Car park
  • WWW - Wessex Wanderer Walk
  • (PL) - Pub Lunch
  • BTM - Bristol Temple Meads
  • BBS - Bristol Bus Station
  • Tel Code - where STD not shown use 0117

Meeting Place for Sunday Walks

The B group, Unless otherwise stated, meets outside St George’s Hall on Great George Street (off Park St). Cars to be left in Bristol are then driven to Priory Road / Woodland Road. As parking charges start at Great George Street at 8:00 it is advisable to arrive just a few minutes before the meeting time.

The A group meets at the Water Tower at Clifton Downs. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the meeting time to allow time to organise car sharing.

N.B. Walkers travelling direct to the start should understand it may not be possible to advise them in the unlikely event that a walk is cancelled.

Walk Grades

C (Easy) - Walks on reasonably level ground and at an easy pace. B (Moderate) - Walks which include some hills. A (Strenuous) – Generally harder than B walks at a faster pace which may include harder hill climbs. SB and SC – Shorter B and C walks. AHW (A Hill Walks) – Walks at a faster pace, some up to 4000ft and beyond of ascent, sometimes on rougher/wilder terrain. Less likely to have a pub stop. We’d like you to try at least one A walk first before going on an A hill walk. If this is your first hill walk with us please contact the leader in advance. BHW (B Hill Walks) - Generally more strenuous than a B walk with elevation tackled at a slower pace than A hill walks.


Walks Update

Look below for any changes to the printed or downloadable programme, or last-minute changes to walks

23/01 Extra walk: Downs and Ashton Court 7.5miles. click here for details
30/01 Extra walk: Charterhouse 5.8 miles. click here for details

27/01 AHW:  The mileage on this walk has been reduced to 13.5 miles.  Unfortunately there is no pub, its closed for refurbishment.  

Downloadable programmes for Feb, Mar, Apr and May 2019 are available at


Click here to register to receive walk update information by email. You can unregister at any time

Thursday, January 24, 2019